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Harold L D. Patient Expert

Fredericton, Maine
I am the father of two boys one of whom is 12 diagnosed with Autistic Disorder and assessed with profound developmental delays.
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Why ABA for Autism? Because Children with Autism Disorders Deserve Evidence-Based Intervention and... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autism Canada Foundation, a Canadian autism charity,  promotes itself as "The PREMIER Resource for Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders" but  typically downplays t ... Read on »
Election 2014: Will Severely Autistic Adults Continue to Suffer Under An Alward Government As... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum New Brunswick has made progress in early intervention and student autism services but adult autistic needs, particularly severely autistic adults, have been ignored, complet ... Read on »
NDP Continues Strong Leadership for A Real National Autism Strategy by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum  Tom Mulcair, Leader of Canada's Official Opposition NDP &  Glenn Thibeaullt,  Sudbury NDP MP  Further to my question to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader J ... Read on »
Dear Mr Mulcair and Mr. Trudeau: If You Become Prime Minister Will Your Government Introduce A... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Mr. Thomas J. Mulcair Leader of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party of Canada Mr. Justin Trudeau Leader of the Liberal Partty of Canada Re:  Autism ... Read on »
Autism Disorders and Transition To and Through School: A Small Suggestion by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Conor visiting and preparing for his transition from middle school to high school by visiting the grounds of the school and seeing the Leo Hayes High School building.  ... Read on »
NIMBY: New Brunswick Sends Severely Autistic Adults to NB's Northern Border with Quebec and To... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum NIMBY, Not In My Back Yard: Severely autistic NB youth and adults are sent out of the province to the Spurwink facility in Maine and to the Restigouche Regional Psychi ... Read on »
NB'ers with Severe Autism Disorders Are Not Included in New Brunswick's "Inclusive Community" by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum New Brunswick's "inclusive" "community living" model is not a bridge to a better life for adults with autism disorders.  There are huge gaps in the model.  Group home ... Read on »
Dear Mr Alward, Cardy, Coon, Gallant: New Brunswick Still Needs A Permanent Residential Care... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Photo of my son Conor from a few years ago submitted to the Aquinian for an article by  then Aquinian journalism student Karissa Donkin. No progress in resi ... Read on »
Shards of Severe Autism Reality by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We were cleaning books and papers out of the "China Cabinet" in our kitchen today.  We had never stored China there only photos, albums and papers.  Like other China C ... Read on »
Canadian Autism Dad Says Thank You Florida Rep. Bill Posey by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In Canada we could use more federal politicians speaking honestly and accurately, as  Florida Rep Bill Posey has done in the US,  about Canada's autism crisis  inclu ... Read on »
Liberal education critic Chris Collins Calls for an Immediate Halt to the Alward Government Autism... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Collins calls for halt to changes to autism intervention services  June 11, 2014  ... Read on »
US CDC Autism Prevalence Estimates Challenged by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I didn't see this autism "controversy" brewing. The authors of an article published  in the Sage Autism journal have challenged the credibility of the US CDC autism ... Read on »
JAMA Study: $2.4 Milliion (US) Lifetime Cost of Care for Person with Autism and Intellectual... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum JAMA study points out US lifetime costs of care for a person with autism disorder and intellectual disability will approximate $2.4 million US (ASD W/Out ID #1.4 mil ... Read on »
NDP Calls for Restored Funding for Autism Early Intervention Centres by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Many thanks to Dominic Cardy, Kelly Lamrock, Amanda Diggins and the NDP who understand the essential point of any early autism intervention policy - ensuring that autist ... Read on »
What an Autism Training Commitment Actually Looks Like by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Above former Premier Shawn Graham, a true friend of autistic kids in NB,  and the late Fredericton MP Andy Scott a tenacious advocate for autistic children in Ottawa e ... Read on »
Ignoring Training Requirements and Realities Will Undermine NB Autism Intervention Services by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A Fredericton mother was heard on CBC info am a short while ago, once again expressing her opinion that overall the new NB  Autism intervention policy is good. She basically ... Read on »
Is that Dentist Sticking The Needle in Your Mouth Properly Trained? How About the Therapist... by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum NB Premier David Alward whose government has Produced a New Autism Intervention Policy with No Provision for Funding Training of Autism Support Workers treating New ... Read on »
Alward Conservative Government Has Cut Off Funding for Early Autism Intervention Staff Training by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Photo by Harold L Doherty: David Alward at the NB Power Protest, NB Legislature March 20, 2010Premier Alward Has Proven to be NO Friend to NB children, youth and adult ... Read on »
Inclusion Done Right: Conor at Leo Hayes High School Resource Centre by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Pictures above and below: Inclusion done right at Leo Hayes High School Resource CentrePictures courtesy of Steve at the LHHS Resource Centre Inclusion done wrong is ... Read on »
Conor's 3rd Tonic Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizure by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Seizures are more common in persons with autism than in the general population and even more common if the autistic person, like my son, also suffers from an intellectual di ... Read on »